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PUBLIC ARTWORKS

Quinn Dressel Associates routinely provides assistance to ensure the successful installation of artworks, and their upkeep. A few such pieces for which we have provided assistance are illustrated below:

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Veteran's Memorial - Queen's Park, Toronto

Located on the North-West portion of the front lawn at Queen’s Park, this memorial consists of a 100ft long retaining wall, a stone-paved gathering area, seating, paths, and a gently-sloping lawn. The main retaining wall is clad in polished granite etched with scenes from Canada’s war history, and inlayed bronze pieces designed by Allan Harding MacKay and inscribed with text from author Jane Urquhart and military historian Jack Granatstein. Quinn Dressel Associates undertook the structural design and detailing of this retaining wall, and reinforced the concrete elements of the bench.

Anish Kapoor's Sculpture - Simcoe Park, Toronto

Anish Kapoor's sculpture in Simcoe Park, Toronto was water cut from solid aluminium.  The massive sculpture sits atop a foundation designed in 1995 by Quinn Dressel Associates and is located directly above the Simcoe Place food court.

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Anish Kapoor Sculpture - Photo Courtesy of Redpat/Occasional Toronto

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Garden of Future Follies - Photo Courtesy of Studio of Received Ideas & Hadley+Maxwell

The Garden of Future Follies Sculptures, Toronto

Located on the North-West portion of the front lawn at Queen’s Park, this memorial consists of a 100ft long retaining wall, a stone-paved gathering area, seating, paths, and a gently-sloping lawn. The main retaining wall is clad in polished granite etched with scenes from Canada’s war history, and inlayed bronze pieces designed by Allan Harding MacKay and inscribed with text from author Jane Urquhart and military historian Jack Granatstein. Quinn Dressel Associates undertook the structural design and detailing of this retaining wall, and reinforced the concrete elements of the bench.

Three Graces Fountain Repair, Toronto

The Three Graces artwork is located in the Queen's Park Complex, at the southwest corner of Bay Street and Wellesley Street.  Replacement was required of the platform upon which the Three Graces artwork was anchored, due to rust issues. A thorough survey of the artwork and its immediate surroundings was conducted to establish the location and orientation of every component, in order that its replacement once the new platform was installed would be identical. Bolt locations, markings, and other openings found on the existing platform were also replicated in this way on the new platform.

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Three Graces - Photo Courtesy of  Redpat/Occasional Toronto

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World Youth Day Inukshuk, Toronto

The Toronto Inukshuk, commissioned by the City of Toronto to commemorate World Youth Day in 2002, stands 30 ft high in the Toronto Inukshuk Park (formerly Battery Park) at Toronto’s waterfront. Quinn Dressel Associates worked with its sculptor Kellypalik Qimirpik to provide the designs for the foundation and connections between the large granite slabs which comprise the piece.

The Monument to Multiculturalism, Toronto

The iconic Monument to Multiculturalism by Francesco Perilli was commissioned by the National Congress of Italian Canadians, and was first unveiled in 1985. It is located in front of Union Station, in Toronto’s busy downtown core. The piece's base support had experienced issues of uneven settlement and deterioration; Quinn Dressel Associates was retained by the the City to aid in its restoration.

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